Is Amazon getting into the recruiting business?

The online retailer has a new offering called “Amazon Local Services” which connects customers with local appliance installers like plumbers and electricians. I speculate that Amazon will enter the recruiting business and compete with sites like, oDesk, and others like them. This podcast is a rebranding of my previous podcast – The Social Recruiter. Please subscribe now. More goodness being planned for 2015. You can also connect with me via Twitter (@jimstroud) and on LinkedIn ( // Special thanks to my sponsor Randstad Sourceright!

Why is there (still) a diversity problem in the workplace?

Why is diversity still an issue in today’s board room? Why is it an issue in Silicon Valley? I don’t know for certain but, I do speculate and suggest a solution. Tune in to hear what it is. Read articles related to this podcast here:

Do you have the right to be forgotten? – The Social Recruiter Podcast

Do you have a right to be forgotten?

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google must comply with the EU Data Protection Directive, what some are calling the “right to be forgotten” ruling. As of now, ordinary citizens can request that Google remove links when their name is searched if the information is inadequate or irrelevant. How will this new development affect recruiting? Tune in to find out. Links related to this podcast:


How To Recruit Diversity on Social Networks

how to recruit diversity on Twitter

Is your social recruiting strategy fair to minorities? You would think so, but such might not be the case. Tune in to learn how diverse populations factor in on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Related links:

Gamification in the Application Process – The Social Recruiter Podcast

Joe Murphy discusses gamification.
In this episode of The Social Recruiter, Jim Stroud interviews Joe Murphy of Shaker Consulting Group about gamification in the application process. Tune in to hear some rather interesting insights. Connect with Joe Murphy at // Special thanks to our sponsor Randstad Sourceright!